“Princess, Garden Gnomes were a huge hit at the Chelsea Flower Show this year, but these garden gnomes sure are odd looking.” “They aren’t garden gnomes, Daddy-O, they’re reproductions in metal, of one of your not-so-distant cousins.”
I don’t say it often enough, but I love this dog more than words can say. Last month, I lost the cracker and criminal on a forest run. Before you panic, I’ll just skip to the end and tell you both were found and everything is OK. And before readers claim “Never let a Sibe [...]
“Princess, I don’t think we’re alone!” Operation Jodhpurs Bulk-Up is now underway. Getting ready for our second mountain bike ride was a real treat. Juno practically did cartwheels around the garden as I put the bike rack on the car and loaded up the mountain bike gear. She knew where were going and she was [...]
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I could combine two of my favorite things: cycling and dogs. Sure, I’ve seen it done by others. But they didn’t have a cracker or a criminal for their dogs. And sure, we’ve ridden the safe and easy paved farm roads in Switzerland where we could [...]
One of the things I miss most about living in Switzerland is the ability to walk anywhere legally. For the first year there, I constantly felt like I was trespassing as hiking trails led us through quiet vineyards, cow pastures, farms and sometimes even close enough to people’s homes you can see what they’re having [...]
Often on our forest walks in Lully and Morges, we would meet this lone gentleman soaking his feet in the river or walking the trails. He was a kind man, who always complimented the dogs. Especially since whenever we saw him from a distance, I’d recall the dogs so they wouldn’t bother him. Only, he [...]
I got lucky when we adopted Juno. And not because she’s a Siberian (although that could be considered luck in itself). But because she’s a little different from most Siberians. She comes when she’s called, she sits when asked and will perform a multitude of other tricks deemed humiliating by most, ok all, Siberians.
Ever notice if your dog recognizes his kind? Juno always cries when she sees another Northern breed. But Loki surprises me because he’s a mixed breed: Formosan and German Shepherd. Since we don’t meet many Formosan’s in Switzerland (ok none) his tendency is naturally toward German Shepherds. But I’m 100% certain, his favorite breed to [...]